The world's most complicated watch, a 1933 timepiece made by luxury watchmaker Patek Phillipe was sold for an astounding $24.4 million USD at a Sotheby's auction in Switzerland on November 11th. The historic price for the aptly named 'Supercomplication' masterpiece smashed the world record set by same watch in 1999, when it was bought by Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani, a member of Qatar's royal family, for $11 million USD.
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On October 14th, 2012, 43-year-old Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner mesmerized the world when he skydived from an altitude of 128,000 feet. Along the way, he became the first man to break through the sound barrier without vehicular power on his descent and also broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical free-fall distance without drogue and vertical speed without drogue. Now just about two years later, Google Vice President Alan Eustace has completed a similar feat by skydiving from an even higher altitude - 135,908 feet!
Most people don't manage to visit 19 countries in twenty-four years, leave aside 24 hours! But three young Norwegian men have proven that where there is a will, there is a way especially, when the motivation is to shatter a Guinness World Record.
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On June 28th, some lucky attendees of the annual Strawberry Festival in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, were able to kick off their celebration of National Ice Cream Month early, with scoops of free strawberry ice cream. While that in itself was a treat, what made it even more special is that the ice cream was being served from a massive 'sculpture' that had just been declared the 'World's Largest Ice Cream Scoop', by the authorities from Guinness World Records.
What began as a quest to find the fastest game bird in Europe has evolved into the world's most sold copyrighted (a record by itself), not to mention, most eagerly awaited book. The latest version of the Guinness World Records that amalgamates the world's most amazing, bizarre, funny and outrageous collection of achievements, does not disappoint. Below, are some of records you will be able to read about in the 2013 edition that was released on Wednesday, September 13th.
What's better than having an ice cream cone? How about one that is 13 feet high and filled with one ton of ice cream? That was what the lucky people of Gloucester, England were able to witness and even better, get a sample of, on Saturday June 30th, 2012.
It seems as though people will do almost anything to get into the Guinness World Records - create gum wrapper chains, host large tea parties, turn themselves into human torches and even, as was recently the case, topple over each other like dominos while lying on mattresses.